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I love the look of Infinity Engine games, but will it run right on newer systems ??
http://en.wikipedia....Infinity_Engine

I bought BALDUR'S GATE 2 COMPLETE @ http://www.gog.com/ the game won't run right on my new system.

System specs : DEll 30" 2560 x1900
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PE is just inspired by the Infinity Ingine, Obsidian will be using Unity which has modern multiplatform support (same engine Wasteland 2 is using to make their game).
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Project Eternity is not using the Infinity Engine.

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PE is just inspired by the Infinity Ingine, Obsidian will be using Unity which has modern multiplatform support (same engine Wasteland 2 is using to make their game).

Glad to hear that ! Thanks

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Project Eternity is not using the Infinity Engine.


I miss read it here http://gamestar.ru/e...ty_english.html


What audience do you expect to be interested in the project?

Anyone who enjoys the old Infinity Engine games and would like to play them again.

In the promo of the game, that we’d seen on Kickstarter, the names of Chris Avellone, Josh Sawyer and Tim Cain were constantly mentioned. What is the particular role of each of them in developing of Project Eternity?

Josh Sawyer is the project lead (and he’s involved on almost all aspects of design, including races, lore and world tone), Tim Cain is doing the same (he’s currently delving into system design) I’m doing narrative design (focus on story and characters).


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Yeah, on top of that I believe they've stated they plan to go with a 2D background but use 3D models for characters, monsters, that kinda thing. Should end up, hopefully, being a nicer variant on Temple of Elemental Evil did where it used 3D PC/Monsters on top of pre-rendered backgrounds. Personally I think its the absolute best of both worlds for this style of game and for resource management as far as how the game ultimately looks and plays on a wide range of systems.

Outa the infinity engine stuff, Black Isle, more often then not, had the better art direction and some of those spell effects where a delight to see comparitively. But yeah that kinda 2D and 3D mix should be useable on a super wide range of PC systems currently. I'm hoping, honestly, more flexible then D3 currently is. Kind curious what they'll do for lighting... but really I just wanna see game stuff, to early for that. Ah well, year from now hopefully.
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What do you mean by, "it wont run right"? Baldurs Gate 2 and other IE games can run without issue on Windows 7 64bit. Underlying hardware for the most part should be a non-issue.

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What do you mean by, "it wont run right"? Baldurs Gate 2 and other IE games can run without issue on Windows 7 64bit. Underlying hardware for the most part should be a non-issue.


Screen just flickers and the mouse keeps flashing.

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It's also not supported and can have a ton of issues. I know a good amount of folks who can't even get it to run. Trents team over at overhaul has been working on BGEE for a damn long time now just to fix bugs and get it to run properly on Win7+ along with all the GUI and other BG2 enhancements plus further tweaks. If it works flawlessly for you, you should count your self lucky. Though even then its stuck toa 4:3 res.. just one of the many reason I am excitedl awaiting BGEE release.
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It probably depends on the game. The problem isn't your hardware. It's your OS. I run XP 64 bit and XP 32 bit for compatibility reasons. I've had trouble getting Icewind Dale to run in XP. IIRC, I had better luck with Windows 2000 for Icewind Dale 1. There should be no problem getting BG2 to run on XP. I'm not sure about PS:T. It has been too long since I've played it. One option is to multiboot different OSes. Another is to install XP on a VMware virtual machine.
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You should get your information directly from the developers, not rely on hearsay Vampero.

Link.

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Yeah, I can get PST to semi-run on Win7 but it kinda craps on me, constantly so It's... just not where I'd want it to really get into it and just play for hours like I do. I really hope the guys over at overhaul get the go-ahead and do a PST Enhanced Edition as well as that'd just be awesome to see that updated. Though that had a much more custom infinity engine compared to IWD series. Had a rather fundamental GUI shift, all the art assets are a tad larger actually though so I feel like it would, ultimately, hold up better to a larger screen res then BG1 does. I'd love to play that in a 720 16:9 man... would be so good.

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You should get your information directly from the developers, not rely on hearsay Vampero.

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The developers were in the interview btw. If you read more post here I said I miss read it. Here we go 8(

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Are you trying to run it in windowed or full screen mode. I found it runs better windowed.

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You should get your information directly from the developers, not rely on hearsay Vampero.

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The developers were in the interview btw. If you read more post here I said I miss read it. Here we go 8(


I actually did read more, thought you could do with the advice anyway, in-case you are tempted to make more topics. ;)

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I love the look of Infinity Engine games, but will it run right on newer systems ??
http://en.wikipedia....Infinity_Engine

I bought BALDUR'S GATE 2 COMPLETE @ http://www.gog.com/ the game won't run right on my new system.

System specs : DEll 30" 2560 x1900
6970 x2 Crossfire
16 gigs ram
ssd drive and harddrives
win 7 pro 64-bit
AMD 6-core Processor

Vampereo, have you asked for advice on the GOG forum? I've got all the IE games running on my Win7 64 bit rig. Modded them with widescreen mod and a bunch of other stuff for some of them as well (BGT for the BG games, fixpacks and IWD tweaks for the IWD games and PS:T). Hell, I even have ToEE evil running with the Co8 mod. My rig's a bit older than yours though:

Core i7 920
Win7 Pro 64 bit
SSD drives and HDDs
6 gigs RAM
GTX 560 Ti

My screen res is 1920x1200

Maybe it's a crossfire issue in your case?
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You should get your information directly from the developers, not rely on hearsay Vampero.

Link.


The developers were in the interview btw. If you read more post here I said I miss read it. Here we go 8(


I actually did read more, thought you could do with the advice anyway, in-case you are tempted to make more topics. ;)


If you say so Boss. Sorry if my post caused harm to anyone or animals .

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There are some solutions to problem you described here: http://www.gog.com/e...reen_flickering
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It's also not supported and can have a ton of issues. I know a good amount of folks who can't even get it to run. Trents team over at overhaul has been working on BGEE for a damn long time now just to fix bugs and get it to run properly on Win7+ along with all the GUI and other BG2 enhancements plus further tweaks. If it works flawlessly for you, you should count your self lucky. Though even then its stuck toa 4:3 res.. just one of the many reason I am excitedl awaiting BGEE release.


Borrowed from the Codex, sorry I just couldn't help myself :grin:

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The Infinity Engine games run just fine on Windows 7, just do not install them into C:\Program Files (x86). Install them onto a separate partition, if possible, or anywhere you can give user level read/write permissions safely.

Also: there are high resolution mods for all of these games. Bing and Google are useful here.
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